Moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



WHY BE Moving to Saskatoon?

This city, along the North Saskatchewan River is very charming with its diverse restaurants and its university. It is sourrounded by farmlands to the south and east, forests and provincial parks to the north around Prince Alberta, and oil & gas production to the west in Lloydminster.
Mendal Art Gallery located in City Park

Saskatoon, in west-central Saskatchewan, combines big city amenities with small-town charm. The city is magically wrapped around the South Saskatchewan River, which winds its way through the city. The town is home to the University of Saskatchewan, which accounts for the city's "young at heart" nature. Saskatoon's downtown looks small but has a dizzying diverse choice of restaurants and cultural amenities.



The town has professional baseball, hockey, and thoroughbred racing, and has lots of facilities for those who prefer to take part in their recreation. The city's climate is typical for the prairies, though the area farmers are pleased it gets above average rainfall, and in the winter, the moderate snowfall provides for ample sports activities.

History of Saskatoon

Skate Park in Riversdale Saskatoon and the surrounding area has been inhabited for over 6,000 years, the earliest residents were members of the Plains Ojibwa, Assiniboine and Plains Cree tribes. There cultures were similar, with their main source of food coming from bison hunters, traveling as far as Montana and South Dakota in the U.S.

The surrounding tribes used an area just north of present day Saskatoon as a winter camp. The site, Wanuskewin, was and is still a place of spiritual power, and has both mortal and supernatural protectors.

Early settlers dreamed of creating a prosperous community in Saskatoon. John A. MacDonald's government was looking so rapidly to develop the country, that he was offering large sections of land to any colonization companies.

Members of Toronto's Methodist community, which was opposed the use of alcohol, formed the Temperance Colonization Society ("TCS") in 1881 and signed up 3,100 would-be colonists for more than two million acres. TCS's own 313,000 acres ran from Clark's Crossing (now Clarkboro) about 20 km downstream from today's Saskatoon, west to the Moose Woods Reserve, about 45 km upstream. In June 1882 John Lake, a Methodist minister & entrepreneur, found a colony site on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, at a point deep enough for regular ferry crossing, following the advice of Moose Woods Chief, White Cap. The place was named Minnetonka, though early settlement was discouraged due to the hostile native activity caused by the North-West Rebellion.

River Landing in Riversdale In 1890 the Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway Company bridged the river at Saskatoon and built a line to Prince Albert. The railway station on the west bank soon attracted settlement, which in 1901 was incorporated as the village of Saskatoon and became a town (population 544) in 1903. The settlement on the east side was called Nutana, and a third settlement called Riversdale grew west of the railway tracks, and in 1906 the three amalgamated (population 4500) to form a city.

By 1908 4 bridges crossed the river at Saskatoon, making it a major western transportation hub for rail and road traffic. The city became a major commercial centre as agricultural goods were sold for eastern consumption, and the farmers bought manufactured goods, brought from the east by the railroad. Later potash, which is used in fertilizer, was found near Melville.

Saskatoon became a mainstream city of Saskatchewan by assuring the railways came to their town. By 1908 Saskatoon had three railway bridges and a traffic bridge crossing the South Saskatchewan River, securing Saskatoon as the hub of a transportation network..



By 1912, during the pre-war boom, the city grew to 24,000 and the Campus of University of Saskatchewan was holding its first classes. The next year the municipal railway (public transit) began running and carried 3 million passengers in its first year. In 1923 the city had its first radio station, and by 1928 opened its airport, and in 1928 had its first public library, and by 1931 the population grew to 43,000. This dipped a bit during the Great Depression but rebounded to 46,000 by 1946.

It wasn't until the early 1900's, when the town had grown to 20,000 people due to the amalgamation of the three settlements that the community had proved that it was going to survive. With Saskatoon becoming a city in 1906, their borrowing powers increased dramatically and this encouraged an outburst of city spending, including the development of sewer and water works. These improvements made it sensible to build permanent structures. The majority of structure made prior to these advancements have not lasted.

Saskatchewan Grain Elevator
After World War II, significant reserves of oil were found in Saskatchewan, both in the northwest around Lloydminster, and the east around Estevan. This broadened the resource base of the province away from agriculture and potash. Saskatoon also benefited from the surge of European immigrants after the War. By 1948 electric trolleys began replacing the street railway, completed by 1951. Over the next decade, Saskatoon grew to 95,000 residents.

Today Saskatoon has over 200,000 people, and is Saskatchewan's largest city, with significant growth in population over the 1980's. The main industry continues to be agriculture, Saskatoon is also very blessed with being one of primary forces in Saskatchewan's growth of half of the entire quantity of Canada's major export crops. Mining is also an important part of the economy, with the Saskatoon area is the world's largest exporter of uranium, and source of almost two-thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves. High technology is also growing, fueled by proximity to the well-regarded University of Saskatchewan.


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Saskatoon Area Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Builder Listings

Here are some of the Saskatoon Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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Saskatoon BuildersMcMorrow Construction LTD

McMorrow Construction LTD prides itself on being the go-to choice for clients in Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current for Renovations, Commercial Construction and Residential Construction.

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Saskatoon BuildersRed Dove Developments Ltd.

Red Dove Developments Ltd. Personal one on one home building experience. Why buy a house when you can build a house!

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Saskatoon BuildersEquinox Home Innovations

We specialize in quality home and landscape design and renovation, and a Green approach through the use of products that are environmentally-friendly and healthy choices for your family.

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Realtors Listings

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Saskatoon RealtorsJohn Pearce -Royal LePage Real Estate

Professional,Honest and able Realtor. If you are moving to Saskatoon or are an investor looking to benefit from the explosive growth we are experiencing then call me, I'm always happy to help. Free listing searches or info on buying go to my web site

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Saskatoon RealtorsTravis Quiring, Realtor with Prudential Sask Realty

Prudential Sask Realty is a full service real estate office ready to serve all your real estate needs.

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Saskatoon RealtorsKari Calder - Saskatoon Real Estate Agent

Your Saskatoon Real Estate specialist. Visit my site for real estate listings, tips on buying or selling a home, and more real estate information.

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Saskatoon RealtorsKent Braaten Real Estate Agent Saskatoon

Kent Braaten Real Estate Services specializes in residential and farm & acreage real estate in Saskatoon & area with access to over 400+ Real Estate Agent's MLS listings, homes, condos and properties for sale.

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Saskatoon RealtorsRick Reddekopp

Saskatoon and area Realtor. Helping people buy and sell houses.

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Mortgage Listings

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Saskatoon MortgagesDLC Team Kehler Inc (Mark Childs)

Saskatchewan mortgage associate providing the best rates and service. Programs available for the self employed, revenue properties, bad credit, seasonal workers, refinancing, new immigrants and borrowers looking for 100% financing.

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Saskatoon MortgagesDaryl Rissling - Mortgage Broker

Mortgage Broker Saskatoon

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Movers Listings

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Saskatoon MoversS & R Moving

S & R Moving prides itself on being the go-to choice for clients in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and North Battleford for Movers, Delivery and Courier Service.

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Saskatoon MoversFrogbox

Traditional moving supplies are harmful to the environment and time consuming to organize. FROGBOX will deliver reusable moving boxes and supplies to your home or office and pick them up when you’re done moving.

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Saskatoon
Neighbourhoods

Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Saskatoon

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City Park, North Park, Richmond Heights (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)City Park, North Park, Richmond Heights (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)

Sk: This community lies north of downtown, on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River and is close to the industrial employment, the airport, and has corr-rive views of the University of Saskatchewan campus.

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Churchill, Nutana Park, Eastview  (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)Churchill, Nutana Park, Eastview (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)

Sk: These communities lie between Taylor Street to the north and South Circle Drive (Highway 16/11) to the south. Churchill follows a traditional grid pattern, and Adelaide Park has curved streets.

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Varsity View, Brevoort Park (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)Varsity View, Brevoort Park (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)

Sk: This mostly residential area lies just south of the sprawling University of Saskatchewan campus. . Because of its campus proximity, about 1/4 of the residents are students. It has access to Grosvenor Park and the Centre at Circle |and 8th mall.

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Mount Royal, Westmount, Mayfair (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)Mount Royal, Westmount, Mayfair (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)

Sk: Mount Royal is a triangle-shaped neighbourhood on the west side of Saskatoon, nestled inside Circle Drive. The community has excellent access to downtown, St Paul^s Hospital, and the airport

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Riversdale  (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)Riversdale (Saskatoon neighbourhoods)

Sk: Located just south west of downtown, Riversdale was one of the three original settlements that formes Saskatoon in 1906. Its close to major venues and the Saskatoon General Hospital

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